Marshall W. Webster, M.D., serves as senior vice president of UPMC, focusing on matters related to physician recruitment and practices, cultivating physician relationships, and enhancing collaboration with community hospitals.
Previously, he was president of the Physician Services Division and the University of Pittsburgh Physicians, the clinical practice plan of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine clinical faculty.
Dr. Webster's undergraduate education was at the Pennsylvania State University and he received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Following an internship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he completed his surgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh, and is board certified in general, thoracic, and vascular surgery.
After two years of active duty as a surgeon in the United States Navy, he returned to the University of Pittsburgh, where he was professor of surgery, and a past occupant of the Mark M. Ravitch Chair of Surgery. Dr. Webster also has previously served as chief of vascular surgery at UPMC, engaging in clinical practice and research, with a primary interest in cerebrovascular and aortic aneurysm disease. He is a past residency director of the general surgery residency at UPMC. He is the author or co-author of more than 150 journal articles and book chapters.
Dr. Webster is a past president of the medical staff of UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, and currently serves on the board of directors of the hospital. He is a past president of the Pittsburgh Surgical Society, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, and served as a national governor of that organization for six years. He is also a past president of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, and has held leadership positions in a number of other national professional organizations. Dr. Webster is also a current member of the board of the Pennsylvania State Patient Safety Authority, and has a long standing interest and commitment to patient safety and quality care.